The 26-year-old curled a last-minute winner past Iran to continue his side's winning record in the World Cup, catching the eye of singer Rihanna in the process.
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Yet Miroslav Klose, one goal shy from equalling Ronaldo's 15-goal World Cup record, still had another in him - despite turning 36 at the start of the month. On from the bench, he duly scored to equalise, not that Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti - who was otherwise occupied - would know.
Following Thursday's defeat to Uruguay, England's Daniel Sturridge remains disheartened at their early elimination from the group stages but vowed to ensure it is not a feeling he repeats in the future.
Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo is seeing double as he prepares for their clash with USA on Sunday.
You can see it all here as Goal rounds up World Cup action and reaction from around the web…
|TAKE A BOW... Rihanna has her eye on Messi
Messi...... we looking at you!— Rihanna (@rihanna) June 21, 2014
|PROUD... Germany-Ghana reaction
What a intense game #GermanyvsGhana— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) June 21, 2014
|RECORD EQUALLED... Klose levels Ronaldo's scoring tally|
Klose is ridiculous! The ultimate big tournament poacher.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 21, 2014
Welcome to the club #Klose— Claro Ronaldo (@ClaroRonaldo) June 21, 2014
|WONDERFUL... But not the World Cup
Sensational Michael Bublé! Thank you for a wonderful performance pic.twitter.com/QZk8elQc9x— Carlo Ancelotti (@MrAncelotti) June 21, 2014
|NO WORDS... Sturridge still down at England exit
Clearing my mind.. I'm sure I'll feel like this for a long time. This feeling is going to drive me on.… http://t.co/JERkB7o5Jx— Daniel Sturridge (@D_Sturridge) June 21, 2014
|WHAT A MELON... Ronaldo prepares for USA clash